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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".

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Title
Date Reviewed
Creator
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 27, 2018 System 3 Software
software
eye 468
favorite 0
comment 1
International Karate+ (1987)(System 3 Software)[a]
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 26, 2018 Atarisoft
software
eye 2,224
favorite 2
comment 1
Pac-Man (1983)(Atarisoft)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 1, 2018 Imagine Software
software
eye 1,131
favorite 1
comment 1
Renegade (1987)(Imagine Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 1, 2018 Ocean
software
eye 1,595
favorite 1
comment 1
Batman - The Movie (1989)(Ocean)[a][128K]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 1, 2018 Domark
software
eye 2,281
favorite 3
comment 1
Star Wars (1987)(Domark)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 1, 2018 U.S. Gold
software
eye 2,447
favorite 5
comment 1
Bruce Lee (1984)(U.S. Gold)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 31, 2018
software
eye 6,162
favorite 0
comment 1
1D Tetris (1998)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1998
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 3, 2018 Beyond Software
software
eye 303
favorite 0
comment 1
Sorderon's Shadow (1985)(Beyond Software)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Apr 8, 2018 Durell Software
software
eye 633
favorite 0
comment 1
Combat Lynx (1984)(Durell Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 14, 2017 Addictive Games
software
eye 2,424
favorite 1
comment 1
Football Manager 2 (1988)(Addictive Games)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 4, 2017 Activision
software
eye 334
favorite 0
comment 1
Quartet (1987)(Activision)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 10, 2017 SatanSoft
software
eye 412
favorite 0
comment 1
Little Game (1987)(SatanSoft)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 7, 2017 Number 9 Software
software
eye 895
favorite 1
comment 1
Beatle Quest (1985)(Number 9 Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 395
favorite 0
comment 1
Forgotten Village, The (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 307
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 1 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 427
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 2 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 300
favorite 1
comment 1
Honest Joe (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 337
favorite 1
comment 1
Pod (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 318
favorite 1
comment 1
Clifftop View (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 15, 2017 Mogul Communications
software
eye 334
favorite 0
comment 1
Pengy (1985)(Mogul Communications)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 20, 2017 Simon & Julia Barnsley
software
eye 399
favorite 0
comment 1
Gods (1989)(Simon & Julia Barnsley)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 12, 2017 Hornby Software
software
eye 373
favorite 0
comment 1
Wentworth West (1983)(Hornby Software)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 1,366
favorite 0
comment 1
Sinclair Basic Teacher (19xx)(Mladen Erjavec)(sr)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 29, 2017 PSS
software
eye 760
favorite 0
comment 1
Battle of Britain (1986)(PSS)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 28, 2017 Alligata Software
software
eye 790
favorite 1
comment 1
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing (1985)(Alligata Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 2, 2017 Alternative Software
software
eye 228
favorite 0
comment 1
Microball (1988)(Alternative Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 23, 2016 Melbourne House
software
eye 1,920
favorite 0
comment 1
Hobbit, The v1.0 (1982)(Melbourne House)[a]
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 13, 2016 Proxima Software
software
eye 320
favorite 0
comment 1
ATP Tour Simulator (1990)(Proxima Software)(cs)[128K]
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 9, 2016 Opera Soft
software
eye 735
favorite 0
comment 1
Goody (1987)(Opera Soft)(es)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 7, 2016 Damatta
software
eye 1,475
favorite 0
comment 1
Paradise Cafe (1985)(Damatta)(pt)[a2]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Nov 15, 2014 Accolade
software
eye 2,570
favorite 0
comment 1
Grand Prix Circuit (1990)(Accolade)[128K]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- IMS Software
software
eye 251
favorite 0
comment 0
Adventure Game written by IMS Software in 1984 using a modified version of the Quill.
Topics: Adventure, Quill, graphics, Ghoulies, Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- D&H Games
software
eye 526
favorite 0
comment 0
County Cricket (1989)(D&H Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 490
favorite 0
comment 0
Cracker (1983)(Bill Harper)
Cotavilidad (19xx)(Ruben Garcinuno)(es)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Micromega
software
eye 192
favorite 0
comment 0
Craps (1982)(Micromega)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mind Games Espana
software
eye 300
favorite 0
comment 0
King Leonard (1986)(Mind Games Espana)(es)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mirrorsoft
software
eye 275
favorite 0
comment 0
King Tut's Treasure (1985)(Mirrorsoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic
software
eye 277
favorite 0
comment 0
Kikstart 2 (1988)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- MC Lothlorien
software
eye 201
favorite 0
comment 0
Johnny Reb (1983)(MC Lothlorien)
Joystick Conversion Tape II (1983)(Kempsoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Joy Graph (1985)(Ltd)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Ventamatic
software
eye 153
favorite 0
comment 0
Jump (1984)(Ventamatic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- CRL Group
software
eye 180
favorite 0
comment 0
Juggernaut (1985)(CRL Group)[a]
Lerm Program Analysis (1985)(Lerm Software)
Lock Save v1.0 (1985)(Individual Software Service)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Demo Part I (1990)(Terminator)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 388
favorite 0
comment 0
Lord of the Rings - Game Two - Shadows of Mordor (1987)(Melbourne House)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 750
favorite 0
comment 0
Lord of the Rings - Game Two - Shadows of Mordor - Picture Slideshow 2 (1987)(Melbourne House)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 60
favorite 0
comment 0
Living Shit, The (19xx)(Kassoft)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mikro-Gen
software
eye 561
favorite 0
comment 0
Mad Martha 2 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 157
favorite 0
comment 0
Ludoids, The - Part 2 - Glacia (1985)(Bug-Byte Software)[re-release]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
Madness Remix (1991)(The Mad Guys)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Lyversoft
software
eye 329
favorite 0
comment 0
Lunar Rescue (1984)(Lyversoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 94
favorite 0
comment 0
Mad Guys Intro 1, The (1990)(The Mad Guys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Ocean
software
eye 622
favorite 0
comment 0
Madballs (1988)(Ocean)[128K]
Machine Code Test Tool (1982)(F.O. Ainley)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Stuart Jamieson
software
eye 482
favorite 0
comment 0
Macaroid (1985)(Stuart Jamieson)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 395
favorite 0
comment 0
Maldicion de los Mac Leod, La (1990)(Danisoft)(es)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Carlos Moreno
software
eye 464
favorite 0
comment 0
Maldicion de Aros, La (1991)(Carlos Moreno)(es)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- GTI Software
software
eye 640
favorite 0
comment 0
Manager, The (1990)(GTI Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic
software
eye 375
favorite 0
comment 0
Majik (1988)(Mastertronic)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 507
favorite 0
comment 0
Magnetic Moon II - Starship Quest (1990)(FSF Adventures)(Part 3 of 3)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Carlos Moreno
software
eye 417
favorite 0
comment 0
Maldicion de Aros, La (1991)(Carlos Moreno)(es)[a]
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- GTI Software
software
eye 527
favorite 0
comment 0
Manager, The (1990)(GTI Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Firebird Software
software
eye 406
favorite 0
comment 0
Magnetron (1988)(Firebird Software)[a2]
Topic: Isometric graphics
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Ocean
software
eye 416
favorite 0
comment 0
Mailstrom (1986)(Ocean)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 509
favorite 0
comment 0
Magnetic Moon II - Starship Quest - Intro (1990)(FSF Adventures)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 349
favorite 0
comment 0
Map Game (1985)(Erbe Software)(es)
Manic Miner - Sprite Editor (1992)(Your Sinclair)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
eye 115
favorite 0
comment 0
Manic Mower (1992)(Sinclair User)[a]
Manje-Vise (1985)(Zavod za Ucbenike)(sr)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
Maniac Square (1990)(MicroHobby)(es)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 1,911
favorite 0
comment 0
Manic Miner 6 - The Buddha of Suburbia (1998)(Broadsoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Zenobi Software
software
eye 130
favorite 0
comment 0
Marooned (1992)(Zenobi Software)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures